The Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force said a total of 47.8 million NINs have been collected by mobile operators.
The committee made the disclosure in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs of NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde.
The statement went further to state that an average of three to four SIMs per subscribers were registered, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, advised all Nigerians to submit their NIN before 9th February, which is the deadline.
” We are urging the technical team to fast-track the processes so that the project is delivered soonest. We want all Nigerians to protect their NIN”.
He further warned subscribers to desist from selling their NINs or allowing others to use it for registration.
“For any action committed with the SIM, good or bad, it will be officially traced and attached to the NIN owner”.
The Technical Committee drew attention to the App developed by Federal Government which allows subscribers to link up to a maximum of seven (7) SIMs to their NIN.